Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Basement Photos

Here are pictures of my basement...mostly White Sox stuff but a little bit of Bears/Blackhawks as well.

First my Sports Illustrated Covers as you walk down the stairs.

Signed by Aparicio
 The Big Hurt
 Another Big Hurt
 Bill Melton
 Billy Pierce
 Jose Abreu
 05 WS Champs (signed by Konerko, Hernandez, Politte and Cotts)
Signed 8x10's (Pierce, Sievers, Kittle, Walker, Bonilla)
 Gallagher, Ventura, Thomas, Davis, Rowand, Buehrle)
 (Crede, Richard, Masset, Stewart, Fields, Danks)
Brick from old comisky as well as some Bobbleheads (Magglio, LaRussa, Luzinski, Baines, Bossard, Beer Vendor)

 New Brick (Christmas present) as well as more bobble heads.  Also a signed world series ball from Freddy Garcia.
Signed by Paul Konerko.  Hope to get it signed by Jermaine some day.
 Minibats as well as some signed balls.

Some of my signed cards.  The rest are in binders.
 Sweetness.  The George Foster photo came from my sister as he was signing at a Reds game.
Shoeless Joe

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Frank Thomas private signing.

Participated in a private signing to add to my si cover collection.  Turned out great.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thad Bosley return.

Today I recieved a 79 and 80 topps card from him c/o work. Will post pics later tonight.

Friday, December 12, 2014

White Sox Holiday Sale 12/6

I wasn't able to go this last year but this year, I really wanted to check it out.  My wife had to work so I was planning on making the trek myself.  My parents live close by so I went up the night before to see them and stay at their house.  I decided I wanted to get there at 9:00 so I would leave their house at 8:15.  My mom decided to come with me and my brother, who lives in Chicago, was going to meet us there.

When we arrived, there were probably 40 people in front of us so we got in line.  About 9:45, they started to let people into the stadium (the same entrance as game day workers).  It was cool to see the old lockers that they are renovating as well as where the visitor locker room was.

We were fortunate to be in the first group that was allowed to go in.  I started with a brick from old Comisky and went to the $1, $2 and 4/$1 table and got a couple of things (foam fingers for my kids, a couple of pins from SoxFest, Thome and Fisk promotional items, an 11x14 print of the Buehrle SI cover).

Next, there was a table with an 11x14 of the 59 Sox team for $10.  I didn't see others so I grabbed it (it was in a sleeve, when I got home, I discovered an 8x10 of the 1919 team and an 11x14 Bill Melton caricature also in it).

They were selling 8x10 autographs of former players.  I grabbed about 15 of them (included Humber, DeAza, Peavy, Rios, Davis, Aardsma, Teahen, Fields, Reed, Santiago).  In the same area, there were publications/books.  I decided to get an 08 playoff program, 05 playoff program and a book "Strong Up the Middle" about the 1959 team.

Saw some bobbleheads, some I already had.  Liked the Luzinski and Baines bobbleheads so I picked those up. I looked at some of the game used items but decided to pass.  Before getting in line, I went back to the $1 table and picked up some locker signs.

Got in line to pay.  I was regretting not getting a seat bottom so my brother picked one up for me...thanks!

All in all, a great time and glad I got there when I did.  Will post more pictures tonight.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Chuck Lindstrom return

After a longer wait (110 days), I didn't think I'd see this come back. Today I recieved this 8x10 back of old comisky park (signed by Wills, Kuzava, Kreutzler, Herbert, Sievers, Valentenetti, Degerrick, Leprico,Judson, Wilson and DeMaestri) and team card (sgned by Francona, Fischer, Arias, Skizas, Rivera, Landis and McAnany).  Glad to get this back.